I Didn’t Ask To Be Black

Certain things in life chose us. Yet we are treated by many as if we’re given an option. Constantly being judged and thrown in a box with a freakish label. As if I’m less than because I’m not the same as.

When you walk into a restaurant or your favorite pricey retail store, all eyes or on you. Feeling the glare of wonderment blazing off the back of your neck:

“Can they afford to shop here?” Read More

Being Black IS

The best thing that ever happened to me.

I grew up in an area that overlooked black women. I never felt like I was good enough or pretty enough. My hair was different, and the color of my skin stood out like a sore thumb. Read More

Fighting To Stay Fit

Do you feel like you’re fighting to get fit or fighting to stay fit?

If so, you are not alone. Believe it or not, almost 48% of black adults are overweight and battling with there fitness. White adults are closely following at 37% obesity. Hispanics are around 43%, and Asians are trailing at 12% obesity.

When I first started my fitness journey, I wanted to know if I was alone in my walk of obesity. So I searched for answers from my doctor and close friends of mine that are OBGYN’s. They told me that approximately 1 out of 8 women is battling obesity. Read More

The Earth Is Your Stage And I Want You To Dance All Over It

It’s hard to be a woman. Many have tried, and many have failed!

If you want to be a woman of substance and strength, then you have to be willing to put yourself out there and fear nothing! When you walk into the room, you have to own it.

Confidence is how you win. Read More

Coaching, Deception, and Love Stories…Oh My

I’ve been on this earth for 43 years. In those 43 years, I have completed elementary school, middle school, high school, military life, college, more college, and raised 3 kids. In that time I’ve come in contact with thousands and thousands of people.

However, in the last 5 years, I’ve come across the worse of, the worse. In my years of personal training, I found myself coaching 5 women that were “close friends” to each other. A 6th was on the way, but I put an end to almost all of the sessions before she had a chance to join my program. Read More

The Sun Can Either Blind You Or Lead You

So you hit a bump in the road, and now you’re ready to give up. You’re probably sitting there feeling sorry for yourself and thinking, how did I get here and how do I get out. All while doubting your own strength and courage.

I know that it’s so easy to walk away when the going gets a little rough. We will pack up our bags and head out in search of what we think we want. To just find out that all we needed was a little encouragement to help us stay committed and focused. Read More

The Hug Monster

My husband calls himself the huggie monster!

That is precisely what he is. I don’t care how many times I go into his office for a hug, he will give me one. He holds on for as long as I do.

I love that.

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